I say "po-ta-to", but you can call 'em anything you want!
The taters on the left are the Yukon Gold variety, and those on the right are Red Norlands.
Kinda looks like the nasty stuff at the bottom of the potato bag, doesn't it???
Like I should be composting them instead of planting them!!
I have never planted potatoes before, and didn't have a clue as to how to go about this, so I checked a couple of my gardening books and called Parisienne Farmgirl for advice.
P.F. had no tater advice, as she has never planted them either, but we DID have a nice long chat about lots of other gardening stuff, as well as catching up on family matters!
So, Carly Emery's "Encyclopedia of Country Living" had plenty of dirt on potato planting, so I am out this morning trying yet another new thing!
My actual garden bed space is all spoken for, as I have lots of tomatoes, cukes, peppers, etc. filling those up....
I have loads of extra space in my perennial beds, as we have lost a lot of plants the last 2 harsh winters. And, of course, the bunnies did some major damage to some roses and made off with all of the tulip and daffodil bulbs.
So, instead of spending $$$ we don't have on annuals to fill in the blank spots, I spent all of $2.00 and bought 2 1/2 lbs. of seed taters!
They will be planted willy-nilly, as we have pockets of space here and there, but I think with a popsicle stick marker, we should be OK!
Anyone else trying something new in their garden this year?